Members of the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) raised $203,000 last year for the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas. A group of association representatives presented a check to the hospital board in January. The group included association executive director Ginny Sutton and fundraising chairs David and Doug Hunt. To date, TSSA members have raised $1.4 million for the hospitals, according to an association newsletter.
TSSA raises money by hosting silent and live auctions and a charity poker tournament during its annual fall conference. A significant portion of the funds comes from individual members.
Each year, TSSA members and staff tour the hospitals. During their most recent visit, they learned how 3D technology is helping to rehabilitate juvenile burn victims, the newsletter stated.
Established in 1986, the TSSA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of the self-storage industry in Texas. It provides opportunities for members to increase their knowledge of the business through education, research, discussion and exchange of information.
Shriners includes 22 hospitals in Canada, Mexico and the United States, providing advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.